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Date: February 7, 2024 at 5:36:52 PM EST
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 Call for Applications: Writing an Application for an IES Grant
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 Educational Research Association

 

Call for Applications

Writing an Application for an IES Grant

 

AERA Professional Development and Training Course

2024 AERA Annual Meeting

Philadelphia

 

Deadline Extended February 15, 2024

 

PD24-8: Writing an Application for an IES Grant

Instructors:

Helyn Kim, National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences

Allen Ruby, National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences

Katherine Taylor, National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences

 

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 7:45am -11:45am

Fee: No fee. This course is by application only. The application deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2024

 

This course will provide instruction on writing a successful grant application to the two primary research grant programs of the Institute of Education Sciences: the Education Research Grants Program (ALN 84.305A) and the Special Education Research Grants Program (ALN 84.324A). The course will discuss and provide examples on:

  • How to frame your research idea so that it meets the requirements and recommendations set out in the IES Requests for Applications for the two grant programs (including fitting your proposed work within a research topic and project type).
  • What to include in each of the four sections of the Research Narrative (Significance, Research Plan, Personnel, and Resources) as well as the supporting Appendices and budget.
  • How to link the separate sections together to create a coherent and consistent application accessible to the peer reviewers.
  • How to avoid common errors seen in applications to IES that reduce their competitiveness.

In addition, participants will be asked to bring initial outlines and drafts of key sections of their applications and will work in small groups to revise them based on instructor and participant feedback.

 

Prerequisites

Participants should review the requirements and recommendations described in the Requests for Applications for the Education Research Grants Program (ALN 84.305A) or the Special Education Research Grants Program (ALN 84.324A). Participants should develop an initial research idea that will fall within a specific research topic and project type within one of these two grant programs and begin developing key sections of their application.

 

Course Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the criteria IES uses to accept applications for peer review (the “requirements”) and the criteria IES peer reviewers are instructed to use during the peer-review process (the “recommendations”).
  • Evaluate other participants’ work based on these criteria and identify elements that help or hinder the ability of readers to determine the writer’s intent.
  • Evaluate their own work and identify where they could strengthen it.
  • Draft sections of their future IES grant applications.

Who should apply? Participants should be early career or more senior researchers interested in carrying out research relevant to education in the United States and addressing factors under the control of U.S. education systems who have not received an IES grant or served as a co-PI on an IES grant.

 

Application Procedures

Individuals interested in participating in the IES course should submit the following application materials (combined in one document and saved in one PDF):

  • A 1-2 page letter describing your research area of interest, a specific project you would like to apply for IES grant funds to support, and where that project fits within the IES research topics and project types.
  • A short list of what issues and questions you would like addressed in the workshop.
  • 1-2 page CV.

Application materials must be submitted as one-PDF e-mail attachment to [log in to unmask]" style="color: #f37121; font-weight: inherit; text-decoration: none;"> no later than Thursday, February 15, 2024. Include “PD24-8: IES Grant Workshop” in the e- mail subject line. Direct any questions to George L. Wimberly, AERA Director of Professional Development [log in to unmask]" style="color: #f37121; font-weight: inherit; text-decoration: none;">. Acceptance decisions will be announced in March 2024.

 

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